This product was surprisingly rezilient. My son has crashed it many number of times, into buildings, trees, veichles, etc. Of course it has some scuff marks, but is working correctly. It is pack pretty tight, so be sure you are ready to unpack it because it is very difficult to get it back in its packaging. For a beginner drone it surprised me, it seems kinda flimsy, but it is tuffer then it looks. The camera and LCD screen link up from the start and have not yet lost signal with each other. The video is great guailty for what it is, playback works well on the laptop. My son loves it, new hobby started for him.
a***1August 19, 2016
I've been flying RC airplanes for 40 years, but this is my first camera drone. It flies very well and the videos and pictures are very impressive, still getting used to the FPV but it seems to work very well. The instruction manual is fairly complete (just a little bit of "Chinglish") but read it completely and you should have no problems. Binding the radio wasn't well explained so here's the way it works: turn on the drone power switch and set it on the ground facing away from you, turn on the transmitter, push the left throttle stick full up till you hear a beep, then full down till you hear 2 beeps, when the lights go solid it is bound, pull both sticks down and to the center and then release, when lights are solid, it is ready to fly. Altitude hold function is great, allows you to focus on what you want to video. It is very light so it doesn't like much wind. It seems to be a great value and a very good first camera drone.
r***oAugust 18, 2016
Great right out of the box. Charged the batteries and good to go.Unfortunately this was my first drone and after deciding to fly it first without the camera it ended up 40ft in a tree. It seemed pretty stable at first, but after getting it up a ways, the wind took over and bye bye. Maybe if I had left the camera on it would have been a little more stable. All in all it seems like a nice unit for the price. Anybody know where I can buy just the drone without the camera, remote or fpv screen? I've already got those.
m***mAugust 17, 2016
One of the best FPV beginner drones out there. The altitude hold on this drone works great and makes it easy for someone to learn the controls without the worry of them nose diving into the ground. The camera on the drone looks good, so does the monitor on the receiver. Battery life is not very long. About 9-10 minutes on a good day, so I recommend picking up some extra batteries. *****IMPORTANT***** If you buy extra batteries make sure in the description that it says they are compatible with a JXD 509.
k***aAugust 14, 2016
This is a most impressive drone for the money. I am new to this hobby and my flying skills reflect it...I have crashed into the side of a cinder block building, cut power and fallen onto a tennis court, and also fallen from an extreme height (it was just a black dot in the sky) onto a grassy soccer field, knocked it out of trees with a softball (twice)...And it Just Keeps on Flying!!! Seriously, there are nicks and scratches but everything still works, clear image on the monitor, records video just fine and flys great! Note: Pay attention to the wind, how far away you fly, and your depth perception... Trees will reach out and grab you! Great Product.